Re: [PARPORT] Castlewood ORB drive

Doc Miller (
Tue, 25 May 1999 12:43:19 -0400

I would have said DEC myself..

I have heard on the news groups that a few people have sucessfully gotten their
Castlewood ORB external (PP) drives working. I don't believe however that they
were using the OnSpec LL drivers.

Does anyone know more about this drive?

To my logical way of thinking... (don't comment people).. I should be able to
just use the ParaIDE support (generic ATAPI over PP) and it should find it with
little fan fair (assuming of course, that I set the drive under windows as Fixed
and not removable)

I'll try to find out how they did that since I'm quite interested in getting
one.. but it's useless to a laptop user if I can't get it to work with Linux..

Alan Cox wrote:

> > The drive uses the OnSpec 90c26 adapter, which is supported by the on26
> > protocol module.
> >
> > For those who are concerned about such things, however, I should report
> > that three separate attempts on my part to contact Castlewood all failed.
> >
> > The company's SyQuest ancestry is quite evident in the product.
> Actually they sound more like IBM at this point 8)

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